Thursday, November 12, 2009

What's Cooking Wednesday - Taco Melts

Whoops! I forgot about posting What's Cooking Wednesday ...on Wednesday. Better late than never. But I had another project I was working on that I can't wait to tell you about in due time. But first, a little Tex Mex meal you can make ahead the night before and throw in the oven when you get home from work the next day. **As a side note, ... this is not one of my healthier meals, however, it is one of my tastier meals. Biscuit dough is a rarity at the Bailey house.

Tonight we are having Taco Melts for dinner. I am "not so much" about the ground beef, so whenever I can, I always substitute ground chicken/turkey or shredded rotisserie chicken for a leaner option. So take artistic/nutritional liberties with this recipe and make it your own. I also like to throw a mixture of corn, black beans and rotel tomatoes into the mix. What do you like? How about a little more heat? Pepper Jack cheese? Some veggies?

Taco Melts

1 pk. Taco seasoning mix

2/3 cup water

1 1/2 cup salsa

1 lb. Ground beef, cooked, drained (or shredded chicken)

1 can Grands biscuits

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium saucepan, cook the ground beef on medium heat until browned. Then, add taco seasoning mix, water, 1/2 cup of the salsa to the beef until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat.

Mix the remaining salsa and sour cream together in a separate bowl.

Press each biscuit into 6-inch round. On half of the biscuit, leaving 1/4 inch room on the edges to seal, top with 2-3 T. taco beef mixture, then 1 T. cheese, then 1 T. of sour cream-salsa mixture. Fold dough over filling and press to seal. Place on greased cookie sheet.

Bake 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with remaining salsa and sour cream mixed together.

To make ahead: Put taco melts on a greased cookie sheet and refrigerate. When you are ready to cook, make sure you let them thaw on the counter for about 20 minutes before cooking according to the directions.

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